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Nov 26, 2012, 09:08 PM
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Did anyone pick up the Orca and Advantage?
Sterne Has them, and would accept an offer on them. If you'd like to know how much, and his contact info.. PM Me
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Nov 27, 2012, 08:59 AM
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Do we know who has the mandrels for the MH masts.
Nov 27, 2012, 11:12 AM
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Do we know who has the mandrels for the MH masts.
Ken Bauser in CT.
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Nov 29, 2012, 06:14 AM
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Hi Guys,
Just finished 3 Marbleheads to a Frank Russell Paper Tiger Mk2 design. Just waiting for sails and they're good to go.Name: 006.jpg
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Nov 29, 2012, 12:11 PM
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Basildog - where are you located?
Nov 29, 2012, 03:26 PM
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Sweet!
Nov 30, 2012, 05:32 AM
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Hi Dick,
Located Gold Coast Queensland Australia
Baz
Nov 30, 2012, 09:10 PM
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Baz - thanks for info, and I concur with Breakwater that those look very nice. Hope they sail as quick as they look.

Dick
Dec 01, 2012, 05:38 AM
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For anybody thats interested the plans are available from;

http://www.frankrusselldesign.com/index.htm

They're built from flat carbon panels. Panels are taped and epoxy filleted together. Quite simple for one boat, but if I was to do it again I'd probably build a plywood plug and layup carbon over it. I made my own keel and rudder molds. They were intended to be 'cheapies'. I've used mast/gooseneck stubs (one set up for all rigs) to save money.
Plans come with a raised fore deck but to keep it simple I used flat decks. All up with 3 rigs (sails from Housemartin - England) RMG winches etc they have cost around $1000 each.

Should be good fun sailing them - Australian Nationals in January 2013
Dec 01, 2012, 08:42 AM
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For anybody thats interested the plans are available from;

http://www.frankrusselldesign.com/index.htm

They're built from flat carbon panels. Panels are taped and epoxy filleted together. Quite simple for one boat, but if I was to do it again I'd probably build a plywood plug and layup carbon over it. I made my own keel and rudder molds. They were intended to be 'cheapies'. I've used mast/gooseneck stubs (one set up for all rigs) to save money.
Plans come with a raised fore deck but to keep it simple I used flat decks. All up with 3 rigs (sails from Housemartin - England) RMG winches etc they have cost around $1000 each.

Should be good fun sailing them - Australian Nationals in January 2013

That's a great price!
Consider additionally, that an RMG is roughly $250, that's a quarter of the build-price just in the winch!
So, $750 for the boat, and 3-rigs


Do let us know how you make out in the Nationals!
Dec 02, 2012, 03:42 AM
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Check out the latest from kiwi land M sailing here. Not a bad turn out 19 boats. Attrition level was high due to the strong wind. Started out B then went to C rigs by the final two races Was still a great days sailing

http://radioyachtingnz.wordpress.com...result-photos/
Dec 02, 2012, 12:05 PM
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Nice regatta NZL. Do you know what designs took the top 5 spots?
That 'B' swing rig looks like a lot to handle.
Dec 02, 2012, 02:39 PM
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Great Turnout!

It sure would be cool to see design names listed on world-wide regattas for all the boats entered...... regardless of place. But, this one in paticular is a great example that in order to finish first- You've gotta finish!

No matter what you're sailing, a DNS or DNF Max fleet +2 is going to hurt!
Dec 02, 2012, 05:37 PM
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1st 2nd and 3rd are the dibley designed marbleheads
Dec 03, 2012, 02:51 AM
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1,2,3 Dibley Dms, 4th was a Paradox, 5th an Astra (Me), 6th was a Firebrace.

Err yeh my boat is swing ring all rigs. Was definitely a handful. In the last 2 races I went down to a C (full sail area). In hindsight my C1 would have been a better bet.
Live n learn lol


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